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    which is better?

    I have a need to buy some graphics cards and want to know honest opinions.

    Which is better out of the two choices.

    Nvidia 9800GT (1GB)
    ATI 5750 (1GB)

    Reason I ask is for our media department who want to run some games (such as Spore, SIMS 3, Battleforge) as an after school activity.

    Many thanks!

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    I'd say they're pretty equal. What's the difference cost wise, or are they identical? If not, go whichever is cheaper. If they are, I'd suggest the *edit* 5750 *edit* might have a tiny bit more power...
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    ATI 5750. The 9800GT is aging now, and anything that nVidia produces these days... ATI walk all over it. 5750 is a newer card, and it just outperforms it in all areas. It's GDDR5, opposed to GDDR3 of the 9800, and destroys it in all core clock speeds and has a higher shader model.

    PassMark Software - Video Card Benchmarks - High End Video Cards for benchmark results.

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    Can't honestly say I've used either of those cards, but I've always much preferred ATI cards over nVidia

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    ATI all day long. The 9000 series nvideas were pretty pointless really, the 8000 series was faster. But to answer the bottom line question, will they run those games? Yes, I have the 8800GT and it still plays most games in medium-high settings.

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    I have been given the choice between the 2 by the media dept.

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    general consensus is that 5750 is far superior yes? reason I ask is because I am making the order it all this week!

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    Errkkk.. yes - sorry - I wasn't really concentrating when I wrote that reply - the ATi is better!

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    Yes, go for the 5750. It's superior. I have a 9800GTX+ in my cupboard at home, basically an overclocked GT, which didn't last long before I replaced it with a 5870, next series up from the 57xx. I've never looked back on nVidia since.

    I keep it incase I want a budget or backup gaming system, but it's just collecting dust right now. The GT will do the job for you, but why scrimp when there's a better beast available to you?

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